Ceramic border

Old 09-18-05, 07:48 PM
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Ceramic border

I would like to install ceramic tiles on my basement floor and add a ceramic border. The ceramic border is in fact a tile cut it in four pieces.

1. Which must be installed first, the border on the wall, or the tile on the floor?

2. The border must touch the cement floor, the tile on the floor, or ...?

3. Must be a distance between border and the tile from floor?

Old 09-19-05, 03:10 AM
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The border is going on the wall serving as a baseboard??

I would run that last, after the floor is down.

Leave an 1/8" gap between the floor tile and the border. Don't grout that gap. Use a color matched grout "caulk" there. Some guys use a foam backer rod behind the caulking cause it tends to shrink.
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Also leave a gap at the walls for the floor tile and don't grout there as well.

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